Saturday, October 25, 2014

Spotlight on Melissa Foster and Seaside Hearts

SEASIDE HEARTS by Melissa Foster
Seaside Summers, Book Two
Release Date October 21, 2014
Jenna Ward is vivacious, spontaneous, and confident—except when she’s around the man who stole her heart years earlier, strikingly handsome, quiet, and reliable Pete Lacroux. After years of trying to get his attention and overwhelmed from dealing with her mother’s new cougar lifestyle, Jenna’s giving up on Peter—and is ready to explore other men.

As the eldest of five siblings, with an alcoholic father to care for, boat craftsman Pete Lacroux always does the right thing and has no time for a real relationship. He’s looking forward to seeing his friend Jenna, a welcome distraction who’s so damn sexy and so painfully shy that she equally entertains and confuses him.
When Jenna picks up a hard-bodied construction worker, jealousy ignites Pete’s true feelings, and he’s powerless to ignore the desires for Jenna he never realized he had.  But Pete’s not the quiet guy he appears to be, and his life is anything but conducive to a relationship. Can Jenna handle the real Pete Lacroux—the sexiest, most passionate alpha male she’s ever seen—or will she crack under pressure? And can Pete reclaim the life he once had without tearing apart his family?

About Melissa Foster

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the  World Literary CafĂ© and Fostering Success. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on  Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine. 
Melissa hosts an annual Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family.
Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.
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Rest of the month highlights on Victoria's Pages of Romance
26 - Weekend Writing Warriors
28 – Lyndi Lamont – Marooned
29 - Flash Fiction and Book Hooks
30 - J.J. DiBenedetto - Dream Vacation
31 – Anita Philmar – Deputy's Bride

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Guy and A Girl on this week's Book Hooks #MFRWhooks #MFRWAuthor

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Welcome to Victoria's Pages of Romance and Book Hooks. This week's 6 to 8 sentences are from my NA contemporary romance – A Guy and A Girl

Scene Set – Hunter has an annoying problem.

Excerpt –
Hunter couldn't get out of Wednesday's communication class fast enough. The problem wasn't the subject, or even the prof. It was Gayle and she'd decided today was the day she'd  make her move on him, laughing and fluttering her eyelashes to draw his attention.
Twice he caught Chelsea snickering. When he glanced at her notepad, she'd drawn a large heart with Gayle + Hunter written inside. He scribbled, Stop that!!! then bumped her elbow.
She chuckled and wrote, Someone has a crush on you. Lol.
He tapped his pen on his Stop That message and focused on the professor, until the instructor released class, but his departure wasn't abrupt enough.

Lies, deceits and secrets - not a good way to begin a relationship.

After an ugly past forced Hunter Connolly to escape to Europe, the talented hockey player is back in North America and determined to land a position with a professional team. But he can’t hide from his past forever, especially when his beautiful classmate, Chelsea, forces him to reexamine his life. Soon, hockey is not his first priority anymore.
Chelsea Henderson is a bright co-ed working towards her dream of being a professional dancer. She forms a unique friendship with one of her father’s newest recruits and would love nothing more than to take it to the next level. However, there’s just one small problem. He doesn’t know she’s his coach’s daughter.
Amid the deceptions, danger lurks closer than they could ever imagine. Will fate contrive to rip the young lovers apart? Or will Hunter and Chelsea have their shot at love?

What people are saying about – A Guy and A Girl

5 Stars - I loved this book...I think that it was an awesome story. It was interesting on how everything came about as well as some surprises on who was doing what. I liked how the couple had issues that would be real life issues as well. Very well written, can't wait to read more books by Victoria as well as maybe some more in relation to characters in the book.

5 Stars - What a great romance. Fast paced. Chock full of tension. Little bit of hockey Little bit of dance. Lots of love.

5 Stars - By the end of this book I had tears running down my cheeks.

4 Stars - The story is solid, the love is solid, I'm looking forward to reading more books by Victoria Adams

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Rest of the month highlights on Victoria's Pages of Romance
23 – Melanie Robertson-King – A Shadow in the Past
26 - Weekend Writing Warriors
28 – Lyndi Lamont – Marooned
29 - Flash Fiction and Book Hooks
30 - J.J. DiBenedetto - Dream Vacation
31 – Anita Philmar – Deputy's Bride